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Raptors Unveil Two New Alternate Uniforms For '16-17, Giving Team Six Options

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 24 / 16

The Raptors yesterday unveiled a "pair of alternate uniforms" for the '16-17 NBA season, one being a "replica of the uniforms the Toronto Huskies wore during the NBA's inaugural season," according to Morgan Campbell of the TORONTO STAR. That uniform celebrates the squad's "70th anniversary...

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Wild's Leipold Buys Out Minority Owner

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